Kim Myhr

Guitarist & composer

Sympathetic Magic and other autumn news

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 19:46
Jorunn Valle Nilsen

Been a while since last update here. Things are slowly opening up and concerts are finally happening again. I spent the first eight months of the year working quite obsessively on a new project called Sympathetic Magic. It premiered at Oslo Jazzfestival a few weeks ago, and is a continuation of the You | me music. Slightly altered line-up for the new project, which has Håvard Volden (guitars), David Stackenäs (guitars), Adrian Myhr (bass, guitars), Anja Lauvdal (organ, synths), Hans Hulbækmo (drums), Ingar Zach (percussion), Michaela Antalová (drums), Martin Myrvold (light and stage decor) and Stig Gunnar Ringen (sound) in addition to myself on various guitars and synths. Was really great to finally present it live. Got some great reviews in Aftenposten and Ballade too. Now I'm working on finishing the record, which will be released as a double LP (and CD/DL) in May on Hubro. Photo: Jorunn Valle Nilsen

Vesper nominated for Norwegian Grammy

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 10:29

Vesper, my record with Australian Art Orchestra, has been nominated for a Norwegian Grammy, Spellemannsprisen, in the contemporary category. 

Kim Myhr/Tony Buck for Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 10:12

Vesper excerpt

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 08:31

New release Vesper announced for April

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 14:57

My piece Vesper for Australian Art Orchestra, originally premiered during Melbourne International Jazz Festival in 2018, will be coming out on Hubro in a few months. Beautiful cover photo by Tebbe Schöningh. Beautiful cast of musicians: Peter Knight, Aviva Endean, Erkki Veltheim, Lizzy Welsh, Jacques Emery, Joe Talia and Tony Buck. Mixed by Jem Savage and mastered by Joe Talia. For more info, check release section.

Upcoming events

RING RING FESTIVAL w/ You | me, Belgrade (SRB)

WE JAZZ FESTIVAL w/ Olavi Louhivuori and Eivind Lønning, Helsinki (FI)

Past events


Nov 24th-NEXT FESTIVAL w/ You | me, Bratislava (SK)
Oct 16th-ECOUTER POUR L'INSTANT FESTIVAL w/ Toma Gouband, Dordogne (FR)
Oct 15th-ECOUTER POUR L'INSTANT FESTIVAL w/ Toma Gouband, Dordogne (FR)
Oct 14th-ECOUTER POUR L'INSTANT FESTIVAL w/ Toma Gouband, Dordogne (FR)


Jun 11th-Fundació Joan Miro Rooftop w/ Ingar Zach and Eivind Lønning, Barcelona (ES)
May 16th-RING RING FESTIVAL w/ You | me - Belgrade, Serbia
May 14th-ENSEMS FESTIVAL - SOLO, Valencia, ES
May 13th-ENSEMS FESTIVAL w/ Caroline Bergvall, Quatuor Bozzini, Ingar Zach, Valencia, ES
May 12th-SWITCH FESTIVAL at Theatre de Vanves w/ Ensemble Ensemble, Paris, FR
May 10th-Jazzfest w/ You | me, Trondheim (NO)
May 9th-RIMI IMIR SCENEKUNST w/ Orfee Schuijt - Thing Power, Stavanger, NO
May 9th-MAIJAZZ (RIMI IMIR) w/ Quatuor Bozzini, Caroline Bergvall, Ingar Zach, Stavanger, NO
May 8th-RIMI IMIR SCENEKUNST w/ Orfee Schuijt - Thing Power, Stavanger, NO
Mar 28th-Big Ears festival with You | me, Knoxville, TN
Mar 27th-Big Ears festival - SOLO, Knoxville, TN
Jan 25th-Blå with You | me, Oslo (NO)


Dec 8th-KAAP with You | me, Oostende (NL)
Dec 6th-BRAND Jazz Festival w/ You | me, Mechelen (BE)
Dec 5th-Bimhuis with You | me, Amsterdam (NL)
Dec 1st-Athenor - Ensemble Ensemble, Saint-Nazaire, France
Nov 30th-Athenor - TBA, Saint-Nazaire, France
Nov 29th-Athenor - Solo, Saint-Nazaire, France
Nov 23rd-Sound of Stockholm - Solo - Stockholm (SE)
Oct 28th-Jihlava Documentary Film Festival - Solo, Jihlava (CZ)
Oct 13th-TOT with Christian Wallumrød, Tokyo (JP)
Oct 12th-Oto oto with Christian Wallumrød and Ken Ikeda, Tokyo (JP)
Oct 10th-Rakuya with Christian Wallumrød, Tokyo (JP)
Oct 9th-Nanahari with Christian Wallumrød, Joe Talia and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Tokyo (JP)
Sep 7th-PUNKT Festival w/ You | me, Kristiansand (NO)
Aug 31st-Festival Baignade Interdite with You | me, Rivières (FR)
Aug 29th-Festival Météo with You | me, Mulhouse (FR)
Aug 17th-Oslo Jazzfestival w/ Christian Wallumrød
Jul 12th-Copenhagen Jazz Festival w/ Lars Greve, Copenhagen (DK)
Jul 4th-Kongsberg Jazzfestival w/ You | me, Kongsberg (NO)
Jun 28th-North Sea Round Town w/ Ensemble Ensemble, Rotterdam (NL)
May 31st-Nuits Sonores - Solo, Lyon (FR)
May 30th-Nuits Sonores w/ Christian Wallumrød, Lyon (FR)
May 28th-Instats Chavirés w/ Christian Wallumrød, Paris (FR)
May 24th-NattJazz w/ You | me, Bergen (NO)
May 20th-SUDDENLY LISTEN w/ Ingar Zach, Halifax (CA)
May 18th-FIMAV Festival w/ You | me, Victoriaville (CA)
May 17th-Festival des Musiques de Création w/ You | me, Saguenay (CA)
Apr 25th-Sinus w/ Christian Wallumrød, Bodø (NO)
Apr 3rd-ON - Neue Musik Koeln w/ Matthias Muche and Etienne Nillesen, Cologne (DE)
Mar 16th-Cinema Neuf w/ Christian Wallumrød, Oslo (NO)
Mar 9th-Onassis Cultural Centre w/ Ensemble EnsEmble, Athens
Feb 17th-Vår Frue Kirke in Solo, Trondheim
Feb 14th-Barents Spektakel/Friform with Christian Wallumrød, Kirkenes
Feb 7th-Inversia Festival w/ Christian Wallumrød, Murmansk (RU)
Jan 18th-Werkplaats Walter in Solo, Brussels


Dec 8th-We Jazz Festival with You | me, Helsinki
Nov 23rd-Vindöga Festival with Electric Daisy, Sandviken
Nov 19th-Festival Sons d'Automne with Eve Risser Ensemble, Annecy
Nov 4th-Berliner Festspiele with You | me, Berlin
Oct 11th-Red Bull Festival, Oslo
Oct 6th-Fri Resonans with You | me, Trondheim
Oct 4th-Rødbrygga with Christian Wallumrød, Inderøy
Oct 2nd-Playdate with Christian Wallumrød, Bergen
Sep 25th-Viktoria Teatern with Electric Daisy, Malmö
Sep 19th-Ultima with You | me, Oslo
Sep 18th-Alice with You | me, Copenhagen
Sep 13th-Nesodden Jazzklubb with Christian Wallumrød
Jul 6th-Motvind Festival with Kjell Bjørgeengen, Oslo
Jun 23rd-Moss Videregående in Solo, Moss
Jun 13th-INLAND in Solo, Sydney
Jun 12th-Opus Now with Jim Denley and Robbie Avenaim, Sydney
Jun 10th-Sound Out Series #2/Canberra International Music Fest in solo, Canberra
Jun 9th-Melbourne Jazz Festival w Australian Art Orch, Melbourne
Jun 8th-Melbourne Jazz Festival in solo, Melbourne
Jun 2nd-Atelier du Plateau with Eve Risser Ensemble, Paris
Jun 1st-Atelier du Plateau with Eve Risser Ensemble, Paris
Apr 10th-Centro Cultural Benito Moliner with Ingar Zach, Huesca
Apr 9th-Cruce with Ingar Zach, Madrid
Apr 5th-KIM Fest with Electric Daisy, Berlin
Mar 10th-Akusmata in solo, Helsinki
Feb 15th-Fylkingen in solo, Stockholm
Feb 10th-Blå with Kjell Bjørgeengen, Oslo
Feb 7th-Nylyd with Christian Wallumrød, Skien
Jan 16th-Blow Out with Christian Wallumrød, Oslo
Jan 10th-Brötz with Electric Daisy, Göteborg
Jan 9th-Biermannsgården with Electric Daisy, Oslo


Dec 10th-Maison de la Norvège in solo, Paris
Nov 9th-Nasjonal Jazzscene with Lasse Marhaug, Oslo
Oct 29th-Nasjonal Jazzscene with Quatuor Bozzini, Caroline Bergvall and Ingar Zach, Oslo
Oct 28th-Sound Festival with Quatuor Bozzini, Caroline Bergvall and Ingar Zach, Aberdeen
Oct 24th-Blow Out with Kjell Bjørgeengen, Oslo
Oct 22nd-WORM in solo, Rotterdam
Oct 20th-Zemlika Festival in solo, Durbe
Sep 30th-Fritt Fall with Adrian Myhr og Eivind Lønning
Sep 28th-Festival of Endless Gratitude in solo, Copenhagen
Sep 26th-Levande musik in solo, Gothenburg
Aug 8th-Klubbdagen Øya in solo, Oslo
Aug 5th-Festival Norpas with Garden of Vigilance, Dalsbruk
Jun 29th-Mandaljazz in solo, Mandal
Jun 21st-Super-Deluxe in solo, Tokyo
Jun 17th-Oto oto with Toshimaru Nakamura, Tokyo
Jun 16th-Apollo with Tetuzi Akiyama, Tokyo
Jun 1st-Instants Chavirès with Lasse Marhaug, Paris
May 31st-Café Oto with Lasse Marhaug, London
May 24th-Biermannsgården with Klaus Holm and Martin Taxt, Oslo
May 14th-Atelier du Plateau with Benoit Delbecq, Paris
May 13th-Atelier du Plateau with Benoit Delbecq, Paris
May 9th-Playdate in solo, Bergen
Apr 29th-Lindemansalen in solo, Oslo
Apr 8th-Vossajazz in solo, Voss
Mar 25th-Pied nu in solo, Le Havre
Mar 23rd-Inès with Circadia, Halmstad
Mar 15th-Periferien in solo, Oslo
Mar 10th-Rockheim with Lasse Marhaug, Trondheim
Mar 9th-Nils Aas Kunstverksted with Lasse Marhaug, Inderøy
Feb 5th-Pit Inn with The New Songs, Tokyo
Feb 4th-Pit Inn with The New Songs, Tokyo
Feb 3rd-Candy with The New Songs, Chiba
Feb 2nd-Airegin with The New Songs, Yokohama
Feb 1st-Nardis with The New Songs, Kashiwa



Kim Myhr has been one of the leading voices on the experimental scene in Norway in recent years, both a composer and a guitarist. Myhr's solo music can be described as an orchestral exploration of the 12-string guitar. He has released three solo records; "All your limbs singing" (SOFA 2014),  and «BLOOM» (HUBRO 2016), and «You | me», which came out on HUBRO in November 2017. The latter features contributions from drummers Tony Buck, Hans Hulbækmo and Ingar Zach, and recieved a "Honorary Mention" at Nordic Music Prize in 2018. It was nominated alongside Björk, Fever Ray and 9 other Nordic Artists. 

Myhr is an active composer and regularly writes music for chamber ensembles, electroacoustic settings and various theatrical projects. He has written two critically acclaimed works for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, the first with Sidsel Endresen for Moldejazz in 2009, and the second one written together with pop singer Jenny Hval for Ultima festival in 2012. Both works have since been released on record. In June 2018, Myhr premiered a new work for Australian Art Orchestra for Melbourne Jazz festival, and in November 2018 he is releasing a longer piece for the Canadian string quartet Quatour Bozzini, poet Caroline Bergvall and percussionist Ingar Zach. He is currently working on different projects with Christian Wallumrød, Lasse Marhaug, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Eve Risser and Sofia Jernberg.



You | me (2017)

«A sonically adventurous record, beautifully listenable and immersive»
Nordic Music Prize Honorary Mention

«Kim Myhr is a master of slow-morphing rhythms and sun-dappled textures that seem to glow from the inside…It’s an album to bolster the spirits and ground the nerves. traveling music for big-sky vistas»
★★★★ The Guardian (UK)

"a tremendous piece of music»

«delicate and suffused with beauty, yet exudes a power derived from the clarity of its creative vision. Truly, an ocean of sound.»
★★★★ MOJO  (UK)

«surely a minor masterpiece»

Bloom (2016)

«a trance state between the acoustic and the electronic, where an alchemical late-hours lyricism is born.»
★★★★ MOJO (UK)

Årets sjuende beste norske plate
Dagbladet (NO)

"extravagants orages qui peuvent se transformer en transports shamaniques, dérives cosmiques et ruminations bruitistes, tout un capharnaüm extra-musical parfois effacé au profit de nappes cristallines semblables à d’évanescents mandalas sans cesse recommencés. […] comme des étonnements d’enfance.»  Les Inrockuptibles (FR)

In The End His Voice Will Be The Sound Of Paper (2016)

«A grotesquely beautiful paradox of sound»
SLUG magazine (US)

«arresting piece of work»
The Quietus (UK)

Jazzwise (UK)

«Compelling, riveting listening»
All about Jazz (UK)

All Your Limbs Singing (2014)

«A delirious love letter to the 12-string acoustic guitar»
WIRE Magazine, Clive Bell (UK)

"One of Myhr's finest attributes is his courage to let the music unfold with guileless simplicity, so we focus tightly on the sound. Elsewhere he brings his devilish command of the guitar to bear."
Sydney Morning Herald, John Shand (AU)

«Simple, direct and utterly absorbing»
Fluid Radio (UK)

"An extremely attractive offering: open, considered and refreshingly heedless og trends".
Just Outside (US)


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